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Unformatted text preview: M E M O R A N D U M _________________________________________________________ To: Eng 332 Students From: Beryl Pittman Date: February 14, 2011 Subj: Assignment guidelines (Be sure to check Dates to Remember for important deadlines No doubt you have already prepared at least one winning letter and resume; however, its never a bad idea to re-examine past methods and advice, just to give ourselves a choice in how we approach future job searches. Therefore, our next assignment involves strategies and tactics for approaching the job search that may ask you to try something new. . As always, meet the expectations of your current audience (that would be me J); reading the evaluative criteria now will give you a good heads-up! The purpose of this memo is to give you the strategies and tactics you need to prepare a letter and resume that gets a great response! What you need do: Check out the e-reserves material on resumes its not scholarly, just interesting tidbits. Read all of the material posted under Unit Three. Youll need to find an ad (or possibly write one yourself) to submit with the cover letter and resume that you want me to grade. More on special situations later. There are two detailed, annotated samples that walk you through exactly what Im looking for. One is Joseph Heils cover letter; the other, Laura Browns resume. There are several other samples that you may benefit from; none is perfect. Note the instructions for the extra credit thank-you. Familiarize yourself with the Resume Exchange instructions. Failure to participate fully? No higher than a C on your final deliverables. Again, I understand that 1) theres more than one way to prepare a great resume; 2) you may have gotten lots of jobs with your current resume; and 3) Im probably asking you to do something that you havent t ried before. Check out the samples, criteria, and readings; be clear that Im looking for you to demonstrate knowledge of the organization in paragraph one of the letter, and to include references either as part of the document or formatted as a separate document that youd take with you to the interview . At the risk of sounding either like the grinch or an inflexible hag, you cant make an A on this assignment without these two elements. As I see it, the more choices you give yourself for preparing a great resume, the better. And next time, when Im not breathing down your neck, itll be your call all the way....
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